This beautifully illustrated book is set in the 1940s when five-year-old Ernestine’s father is off fighting in World War II, and Ernestine and her mother are tending their Maggie Valley farm. It tells the story of Ernestine’s journey to deliver milk to a neighbor. "This delicious period story with its warmly inviting illustrations has some surprises that get us right into the heart of the story. And what a good heart it is!” -Jane Yolen. Kerry Madden-Lunsford directs the creative writing program at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She is the author of a trilogy of youth novels also set in Maggie Valley as well as another youth novel, another picture book, and a book about the writing process for young people.
New York: Schwartz & Wade/Penguin Random House, 2019. 32 un-numbered pages, illustrated by Emily Sutton. 9.25” X 11.25” hardback in dust jacket.